Reality Show

The 20 Minute Man Hour Podcast with Scott and David This time we go deep, fast. What if we each experience a unique, subjective reality that operates by it’s own rules? That would mean so many of our disagreements are moot because we are assuming there is an objective world to argue over. Instead we […]

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Studies Show

The 20 Minute Man Hour Podcast with Scott and David David ran a study on himself and found out he used to be annoying. He used to cite studies all the time but now questions the validity of science. He no longer looks to studies to figure out how to live. He was living in […]

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There’s Nothing Wrong with Her

The 20 Minute Man Hour Podcast with Scott and David This week we get back to our favorite topic – dating. David and Scott talk about recent dating experiences where they broke their rules, dating women who had things wrong with them. Of course the only thing wrong was their judgement of these women. Limiting […]

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The 4 Types of Human Intelligence: The HQ Formula

This post is about the job landscape, corporate mindsets, the 4 types of human intelligence and how to get started using more of them no matter what your work situation.  I just read an article in Fast Company article, that hurt my face. It turns out my brain violently contorted my face when it came in contact […]

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Do Work-Life Balance Like Nature Does It

“Nature is about balance.” – Somebody you’ve talked to. “If only I could figure out how to have more work-life balance.” – You’re own head. There is a woman I know who is an amazing and very in-demand executive coach. She happens to love her work because she has tremendous impact for people and they […]

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Stop Seeking Approval At Work

We are wired to want to be accepted. We are terrified of rejection. Yes, this is psychological, yes, this is emotional, but before you get down on yourself, know this: the impulse for approval has kept you alive for millions of years. It’s biological. We are a tribal species. Acceptance from the group is absolutely […]

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My Horrible Jingle

There is an amazing website that has convinced over 2300 people to purchase a “horrible logo” for their company that is “guaranteed to suck”. I am one of those people. The logo is here: My first reaction is that it’s not quite horrible enough. It does, however, seem to say that at the center of our hearts […]

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My Morning Routine for a Time of Transition

I am going through an epic time of transition. It’s unsettling.

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A Simple Quiz For Finding Your Strengths

As one of my mentors has taught me: Strengths = Time + Talent. What he means by this is that you develop strengths by putting time toward honing your innate talents. With this time your talents blossom into becoming real strengths that you can use to change the way you work, start a new project or product, […]

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Get Better at Predicting Change

People change. You know that. Did you also know that people are terrible at predicting their rate of change? In Dan Gilbert’s most recent TED talk he shows the results of several studies in which respondents had to predict how much they expected to change in next 10 years. He simultaneously asked other respondents to report how much […]

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Train People So They Don’t Turn Out Like You

A friend of mine, Tom, is a manager at a small company, and he has an employee, Kate, that he’s worried about. Although this employee has lots of industry experience, she’s new to the company, and needs to learn how the company works. Tom has given her several projects to move forward, yet this employee […]

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5 Questions for More Energy and Creativity

No Such Thing as Time Management Those of us that find a way to say “no” to taking on more tasks and projects when we are overwhelmed (by the way, give yourself a huge round of applause) are used to saying we don’t have enough bandwidth, we don’t have enough time. That’s not exactly true. Everyone […]

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4 Steps to Finding Success On Your Terms

Are You Playing Someone Else’s Game? When was the last time you felt true success? Most of us are running as fast as we can to find it, but we aren’t really sure which direction we should be running. We are perpetually busy but feel as if we are never doing enough. We look at […]

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The Single Best Tip for Better Decisions and Better Relationships

Our Work = Decisions + Relationships (W = D + R) Some decisions are simply agonizing. I’m sure it would take you less than 2 seconds to think of the latest decision you wrestled with. Some relationships are insanely aggravating. I’m sure it would take you less than 2 seconds to think of someone in […]

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2 Steps for More Purposeful Productivity

What is Productivity? Most of us treat productivity as a measurement. In it’s basic definition, it measures the amount of output generated by an amount of input. We are more productive when we are able to get more out by using the same amount of input.  But we use productivity as a measurement of much […]

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7 Steps to Get More Play at Work

“When enough people raise play to the status it deserves, we will find the world a better place.” – Stuart Brown In a previous post I espoused the benefits of play, and gave a basic explanation for how sequestering play to the realm of children is also sequestering some of your greatest opportunities for growth. […]

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How Play Enhances Work: 1 Tip and 7 Steps

“What enables us to innovate, problem-solve, and be smart, happy and resilient human beings? Our ability to play.” – Stuart Brown, MD Increased productivity is the reason for so much of what we attempt to do at work. We always want more of it. We’re perpetually busy and can’t get enough done.  But reducing that […]

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Why Your Big Data Will Never Be Enough

“Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: ‘Ye must have faith.’” – Max Planck Science and statistics have a lot to teach us. For example, apparently 13 people per year are crushed to […]

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2 Missing Steps in Your GTD System

People often seem more capable of dealing with unforeseeable large disasters than small, day-to-day troubles. One of the reasons for this conundrum is that we’re overwhelmed on a daily basis. In this day and age, being busy and having a lot on your plates becomes almost a justification for your existence. As the to-do lists […]

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